The Anglo-Saxons were people who were from Germanic tribes who migrated to Europe. They achieved dominance in England around 500 A.D. The origin of Anglo-Saxon comes from modern Latin “Anglo-Saxones” and medieval Latin “Angli Saxones” . The accepted modern use of the term "Anglo-Saxon" is when someone is apart of the Germanic tribes. The Anglo-Saxons were pagans and then later converted to Christianity.
From the Anglo-Saxon Era till the Present Time The Anglo-Saxon refers to the settlers from the German regions of Angeln and Saxony, who made their way over to Britain after the fall of the Roman Empire around AD 410. Thus, paved the way to be known as the Anglo-Saxon Era. But I, the author of this essay, will simply discuss the Anglo-Saxon’s similarities and differences with the present modern time, specifically in three areas. And these areas would be gender roles, language and social conduct. Gender roles in the Anglo-Saxon Era are very distant to each other.
The terms, African American English, and African American Vernacular English are the most appropriate names according to the linguists that explore and analyze the dialect, its origins, its history, and its current characteristics. But the word Ebonics, a mixture of ebony and phonics, is a terminological outlier that has gained some favor with the general public. It is another name for the dialect but not for the people who speak it. This word was coined by the social psychologist Robert Williams in 1973. He wanted a name that did not call the concept of nonstandard English, overtly or covertly.
I believe there are some similarities between the heroes of the Anglo-Saxon Era vs Today's Era. It's not so much in terms of physical attributes or anything like that. It's falls within the lines of today's morals and people's "moral code" and their values. Something it seems people of today lack to a degree. Everybody values bravery, courage, respect, loyalty and leadership.
This period of down time was also preparation for unknown battles in the future. The Anglo-Saxon society revolved heavily around war, and they were very passionate about it. However, it would eventually lead to their downfall. The fall of Anglo-Saxon England had to do with many factors, including the Anglo-Saxon’s obsession with war, a leaders ignorance and disregard towards his advisors and internal rivalries. In 1066, Harold II, made the worst decision in Anglo-Saxon history.
The Anglo-Saxons were a combination of the Angles and Saxon tribes and were the primary tribes in battle as they welcomed fighting however, outside of battles many were skilled at hunting, farming or leather working while the women of the tribes made clothing, baskets and most likely tended to the home. The men were big in stature, more than likely fair haired, and carried swords, round shields and used helmets to protect their heads and face (Barrow). One of the various items found during the excavating of the site is a helmet, only one of four have been recovered, making this helmet incredibly rare. When the helmet was found it was in pieces, archeologist carefully dug up all the pieces and conservators went to work restoring the helmet. The helmet was made of iron and tinned copper alloy panels the panels were decorated with the traditional animals and also had scenes of gallant soldiers.
The Anglo-Saxon society and our modern society, although thousands of years apart these two periods have characteristics in areas that are alike and different in more ways than one. Let us talk about the values and the code of conduct of these two societies. First of all, during the Anglo-Saxon period, fighting is the main solution for them to solve problems and with fighting comes power. Power, power over people, power over land, power over resource and treasures. To them, power is everything and for one person to attain so much power, one must become a hero and perform heroic deeds.
The Anglo-Saxon European culture holds a major piece of history when it comes to Europe. The Anglo-Saxons, as a culture, did not generally know how to read and write, so their entertainment stemmed from other aspects. Their entertainment came from the scops, who would tell the stories of war torn times, legends of ancient warriors, and monsters. Their oral history and entertainment lead to the creation of Beowulf and this epic holds the Anglo-Saxon values in high esteem. The poets and oral history were valued because they immortalized the greatest warriors and the Anglo-Saxons strived to be immortalized.
UThe Anglo-Saxons were a tribe of people who lived in Great Britain during the 5th century. They were warriors who had traveled all the way from northern Germany and southern Scandinavia. The Anglo-Saxon people are very well known today despite not having been around for the several, several centuries. Their people led to the spread of Christianity through eastern Europe and the establishment of seven major kingdoms. They are also well known for the code of Honor, as the Anglo-Saxons had many values that their soldiers must live by.
However, the Elizabethans did not know quite how to use or cook these foods to their optimum, so they were not as tasty as they could have been and tended to be kept as special delicacies. But also the poor people had to eat to! consisting largely of bread, fish, cheese and ale, but the rich of Elizabethan England ate well. All kind of meats were served such as lamb, beef, mutton, pork, bacon, veal, rabbit, hare, and fowl such as peacock, swan, goose, blackbirds and pigeon. They also ate different kind of freshwater and sea fish.